Season Seven: Everything You Need to Know
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|No. of Episodes:||22|
|First Aired:||October 6, 2017 - TBA|
|Previous Season:||Season Six|
Season Seven premiered on October 6, 2017 with "Hyperion Heights".
The following will be addressed/featured:
- Henry's age and "how [he] is as old as he is without everyone else".
- A new love interest for Roni.
- What the darkness that attacked Henry in the New Enchanted Forest is.
- More references to literature, including One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
- Why Zelena, Snow and David are absent.
- More information about Emma's absence.
- More details about the time jump, which is longer than 10 years.
- A prominent LGBT storyline, involving Alice/Tilly.
- Why Lady Tremaine became evil.
- Different Authors and different books with their own mythologies.
- If Mr. Gold/Weaver will be reunited with Belle after death, and the identity of his Guardian.
- A backstory for Alice.
- Robin's return and her love interest.
- More about the Troll of the Aurora Bridge.
(Bold characters have been further confirmed by news articles/photos)
Returning Cast Members
- Lana Parrilla as Regina Mills/Roni/Evil Queen (Wish Realm)
- Colin O'Donoghue as Hook/Hook (Wish Realm)/Rogers
- Andrew J. West as Henry Mills
- Alison Fernandez as Lucy
- Robert Carlyle as Mr. Gold/Weaver
Special Guest Starring
- Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills
- Emilie de Ravin as Belle French
- Giles Matthey as Gideon
- Anton Starkman as Young Gideon
- Christopher Gauthier as William Smee (Wish Realm)
- Rebecca Mader as Zelena/Kelly
- Sara Tomko as Tiger Lily
New Cast Members
- Dania Ramirez as Cinderella/Jacinda ("Hyperion Heights")
- Gabrielle Anwar as Lady Tremaine/Victoria Belfrey ("Hyperion Heights")
- Mekia Cox as Tiana/Sabine ("Hyperion Heights")
- Adelaide Kane as Drizella/Ivy Belfrey ("Hyperion Heights")
- Rose Reynolds as Alice/Tilly ("Hyperion Heights")
- Emma Booth as Witch/Eloise Gardener ("The Garden of Forking Paths")
- Daniel Francis as Dr. Facilier ("Greenbacks")
- Robin Givens as Eudora ("Greenbacks")
- Kevin Ryan as Robert ("Greenbacks")
- Meegan Warner as Rapunzel ("Eloise Gardener")
- Nathan Parsons as Jack/Nick Branson ("Pretty in Blue")
- Yael Yurman as Anastasia ("One Little Tear")
- Tiera Skovbye as Robin ("The Eighth Witch")
- Unknown as Naveen ("A Taste of the Heights")
- Chad Rook as Unknown ("Knightfall")
|Season Seven Episodes|
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|1||"Hyperion Heights"||Ralph Hemecker||Edward Kitsis &|
|October 6, 2017||3.26|
|Henry leaves Storybrooke in search of his own story. Years later in another realm, he encounters a troubled Cinderella, changing the trajectory of his quest forever. When Cinderella's evil step-mother, Lady Tremaine, poses a threat, Henry discovers that following his heart will require him to make more difficult choices than he ever could have imagined. Years later, a young Lucy finds a disillusioned Henry at his home in Seattle, determined to make him remember his true self in order to defeat the curse afflicting the fairytale characters of "Hyperion Heights."|
|2||"A Pirate's Life"||Tara Nicole Weyr||Jane Espenson &|
|October 13, 2017||2.74|
|When Henry finds himself in trouble, he calls upon his Storybrooke family for help, and together they set off on a mission to find Cinderella. Along the way, Hook is confronted by an unexpected foe who threatens the group’s success. In Hyperion Heights, Jacinda searches for a way to see Lucy with some unwelcome assistance from Henry, while Victoria Belfrey enlists the help of Gold and Weaver to push Henry out of the neighborhood.|
|3||"The Garden of|
|Ron Underwood||David H. Goodman &|
|October 20, 2017||2.49|
|When Cinderella finds herself staring danger in the eye, she receives help from an unlikely source. Her rescue leads to an alliance that could aid in the defeat of Lady Tremaine's rule and reveals a dark secret from Cinderella's past. In Hyperion Heights, Jacinda goes to extreme measures to stop Victoria Belfrey from destroying Lucy's beloved community garden, while Lucy tries to convince Henry that Victoria is after more than just a plot of land. Meanwhile, Victoria makes a discovery that could alter everyone's fate.|
|4||"Beauty"||Mick Garris||Dana Horgan &|
|October 27, 2017||2.44|
|It's Halloween in Hyperion Heights and Victoria forces Ivy to take Lucy trick-or-treating. Meanwhile, Tilly appears to be waking up from the curse and is intent on leading Weaver to the truth – but not if Victoria can help it. In a flashback, Rumple and Belle seek the answer to a prophecy that could cement their happy ending.|
|5||"Greenbacks"||Geofrey Hildrew||Christopher Hollier &|
|November 3, 2017||2.29|
|Tiana seeks help from a traveling soothsayer, the iconic Dr. Facilier, in an attempt to save her kingdom. But when it's revealed that he has an ulterior motive she's forced to take matters into her own hands. In Hyperion Heights, Sabine and Jacinda take on a risky business venture, but the strength of their friendship is tested when Victoria interferes with their plans. Meanwhile, Ivy recruits Henry to investigate Victoria, and Roni makes a discovery that could change her relationship with Henry forever. Rogers uncovers a crucial clue in his search for Eloise Gardener.|
|6||"Wake Up Call"||Sharat Raju||Jerome Schwartz &|
|November 10, 2017||2.37|
|Feeling like a third wheel as Henry and Cinderella's relationship strengthens, Regina is surprised to find herself needed by Drizella, who is searching for magic. But when a brutal truth is revealed, it could lead Drizella down a dangerous path. In Hyperion Heights, Roni seeks Weaver's help in finding answers, and Tilly offers Rogers some intriguing advice concerning Eloise Gardener.|
|7||"Eloise Gardener"||Alex Kalymnios||David H. Goodman &|
|November 17, 2017||TBD|
|In pursuit of revenge, Hook seeks a dark and powerful magic, but an encounter with Rapunzel could alter his fate forever. Meanwhile, in Hyperion Heights, Ivy's plot to take down Victoria intensifies and has unexpected consequences for Jacinda and Lucy. Rogers enlists Henry and Tilly's help in his ongoing quest to find the missing Eloise Gardener, but what he discovers isn't what meets the eye.|
|8||"Pretty in Blue"||Ralph Hemecker||Dana Horgan &|
|November 17, 2017||TBD|
|In an attempt to prevent a distressed Alice from running away, Henry and Ella follow her into Wonderland. Once there, Henry realizes that Ella has a surprising connection to this strange world. In Hyperion Heights, Jacinda reconnects with an old friend in a last ditch effort to regain custody of Lucy, but her decision to enlist outside help could put a strain on her burgeoning relationship with Henry.|
|9||"One Little Tear"||Steve Pearlman||Christopher Hollier &|
|December 8, 2017||TBD|
|10||"The Eighth Witch"||Ralph Hemecker||Jane Espenson &|
|December 15, 2017||TBD|
|11||"Secret Garden"||Mick Garris||Edward Kitsis &|
|12||"A Taste of the Heights"||Nina Lopez-Corrado||David H. Goodman &|
|13||"Knightfall"||Steve Miner||Jerome Schwartz &|
Miguel Ian Raya
- Unlike the past six seasons, Season Seven will air on Fridays at 8:00 PM, rather than Sundays at 8:00 PM.
- The writing team considers this season to be a "requel" because it is "part reboot, part sequel".
- The song featured on the San Diego Comic-Con trailer is Boy Epic's "Scars". It is also used for promo videos of the season.